Daily Reflections

Devotions or Devotion?

September 4, 2020 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

One thing have I asked of the Lord . . . that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. —Psalm 27:4

There’s a big difference between devotions and devotion. Lots of people have “devo- tions.” They follow a routine of reading the Bible and saying their prayers.

But “devotion” goes much deeper. It’s about cultivating a relationship with God. The kind of relationship we were created to have and Christ made possible on the cross.

Not until we make pursuing Him our highest priority will we begin to fulfill the purpose for which He created us. Nothing is more important. And that relationship cannot be cultivated or sustained apart from spending consistent time alone with Him.

Where are you in your relationship with Him? Is it intimate, vital, and growing? Or has it become distant and passionless? Are you nurturing that relationship by spending time each day alone with Him? Is He giving you a new desire to know Him? If so, why not make Psalm 27:4 your prayer?

Make it Personal

What do you need to change in your life to make cultivating a relationship with the Lord your most important priority?